A weekly podcast about Michigan politics

 

Michigan Policast for Monday, October 14, 2019

  In this episode:

  • Michigan budget updates
  • GOP Congressional Leadership Fund SuperPAC uses impeachment support to target Elissa Slotkin, other swing-district Dems
  • Congressmen Justin Amash and Fred Upton also have tough races coming up
  • Democratic presidential primary debate – Oct 15 in Ohio
  • Craig Mauger of Michigan Campaign Finance Network is moving to Detroit News
  • Interview: Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, October 7, 2019

  In this episode:

  • Impeachment. Seriously, new day, new stuff.
  • Michigan budget. Shutdown avoided. Republicans get Republican’d.
  • Updates on the status of our roads and bridges
  • Interview: Jonathan Oosting, Michigan politics reporter for Bridge Michigan
  • … and the rest of the Michigan news
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, September 30, 2019

  In this episode:

  • Impeachment!
  • Elissa Slotkin and her centrist, strong on defense colleagues
  • The latest on the Michigan budget
  • Details on the School Aid Fund
  • Lame duck ballot law gets struck down
  • Working Families package of bills and resolutions
  • Interview – State Representative Kara Hope
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, September 23, 2019

  In this episode:

  • Michigan budget updates
  • Gary Peters, Elissa Slotkin, Dan Kildee vs Trump
  • Michigan Republicans on Mackinac Island
  • Reproductive health – abortions are down, thanks to ACA and contraceptives
  • Interview: Dr Chris Smith on restoring the Supreme Court
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, September 16, 2019

  In this episode:

  • Michigan budget and shutdown
  • Could / should / would the government buyback the AR-15 and AK-47
  • The Elder Abuse Task Force and statewide investigation standards
  • Democratic debate – who won?
  • Democratic debate – Yang’s Freedom Fund
  • Election 2020 – electable Democrats
  • Interview: Lonnie Scott, Executive Director of Progress Michigan
  • Transcript (forthcoming)

 

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Michigan Policast for Tuesday, September 10 2019

  In this episode:

  • Michigan budget: Did Gretchen Whitmer just lose her first showdown?
  • Governor Whitmer action on e-cigarettes and vaping
  • Enbridge kicks Line 5 PR campaign into high gear
  • State Rep Larry Inman
  • Mandating financial disclosures by state officials and candidates
  • Presidential primary – the next debate and latest polls
  • Update on conservatives vs the Michigan Bar Association
  • Pete Buttigieg burns Donald Trump. In a nice way. Kind of.
  • Interview: Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lavora Barnes
  • Transcript

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Michigan Policast for Tuesday, September 3, 2019

  In this episode:

  • Michigan budget talks
  • Interview: Former Gov Jennifer Granholm on a state shutdown, the Dem primary, and more
  • AG Nessel and the Democrats go after payroll theft
  • Polling – Reproductive rights, gun control, climate change
  • The primaries, the next debate, and the real contenders
  • This Week in Trump
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, August 26, 2019

  In this episode:

  • The week in Trump (or at least as much as we could fit into one segment)
  • Trump, automakers, and fuel efficiency
  • Trump and trade war (mini-segment)
  • Presidential primary developments
  • Marysville, Jean Cramer, wtf? (mini-segment)
  • Medicare for All is not that popular
  • Fix the Damn Roads, the business community, education and roads. (oh my!)
  • “Hurricane Nessel” takes on robocalls
  • More Republican lawsuits
  • Interview: Clarence Jones, speechwriter, MLK’s “I have a dream”
  • Transcript

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Michigan Policast for Monday, August 5, 2019

  In this episode:

  • Fox News poll shows bad news for Trump
  • Crooked Media poll shows Trump may be ok in swing states
  • Michigan Man of the Year
  • Daniel Dale on how to tell when Trump is going to lie
  • Oakland County drama
  • Election integrity
  • Interview: Fred Karger, first openly gay presidential candidate in a major political party
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, August 12, 2019

  In this episode:

  • Democratic candidates respond to the shootings
  • Trump and George Wallace
  • Interview: Emily Durban with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
  • Corporate subsidies
  • Interview: Woodstock Festival producer Michael Lang
  • Transcript

 

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